Guelph’s Housing Advocates Lay Out the Pre-Election Stakes in Town Hall

There’s a provincial election coming this spring. You may be aware of that, but the Guelph-Wellington Coalition for Social Justice is definitely aware of it, and on Wednesday night they launched a series of events meant to prep the electorate by talking about what are likely to be some of the biggest issues of the 2022 Provincial Election. Topic number one was homelessness and poverty, and the all-star panel is eager to end them for good. Continue reading “Guelph’s Housing Advocates Lay Out the Pre-Election Stakes in Town Hall”

GUELPH POLITICAST #298 – What About Your Friends?

There are a lot of groups and organizations in Guelph that are dedicated to helping the poor, the homeless and the disenfranchised, but there are maybe only one or two groups that are doing that work without the formal or financial backing of governments, non-profits or institutions. One of them is Your Downtown Guelph Friends, and they’re now crowdfunding for assistance, so what makes this group of young people so dedicated? Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #298 – What About Your Friends?”

Downtown Friends Want More Done on Homelessness

Winter is coming. It’s a cheap joke and a reference to one of TV’s biggest hits, but to a group called Your Downtown Guelph Friends it’s a reminder that there are a lot of people who fear the winter months because they live on the street. On Saturday, the Keep Our Friends Warm Rally sought to made the idea loud and clear, that the City’s not doing enough to get people the shelter they need. Continue reading “Downtown Friends Want More Done on Homelessness”